Gender Gap Workforce Solutions – Part 2 in a Series

In my last blog, I introduced the re-emerging topic of women being part of the solution to the talent gap in skilled manufacturing jobs. The concept is far from new, because we know how critical women were from 1940 to 1945 when the term “Rosie the Riveter” was born. A report just released by Deloitte, the Manufacturing Institute and APICS

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Women, Welding and What 21st Century Manufacturers May Need to Re-Learn – Part 1

Soo…. You’re having trouble finding talent for your production floor? Are you tapping and searching the entire workforce, or only half? Some manufacturers are successfully solving their talent gap problem by recruiting women. Stories of women on the production floor in manufacturing are cropping up and they are fascinating.

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Internships, apprenticeships and developing new workers

Among the most common issues GLTAAC hears from manufacturers is the difficulty of recruiting new workers. The manufacturing workforce is aging, and attracting new workers is an ongoing challenge. To compound the challenge, employers need more highly skilled workers prepared to operate advanced machinery. The issue has gained a lot of attention. A 2011 study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing

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A New Public-Private Partnership to Benefit Manufacturing: American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Here at the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (GLTAAC) we believe in the power of public-private partnerships to get things done. A new public-private partnership will be launching soon in Detroit to the benefit of the tri-state region we serve – Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.  The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute is a mouthful to try to say –

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